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' WEATHER TODAY Pair; -warmer.
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f3yl' y' ' Salt Laice Pitt, Utah, Friday Mokniing, Febrtj.ajry 19. 1904, 12 phges.five Gent.
latest Battle of Modern Times Is Forecasted to :
Occur Within the Next Few Days, and Will
! Take Place in the Vicinity of Wiju and
J i Dalny--At Signal Thousands of War
3j Mad Troopers Are Ready to
i ; Fly at Each Other.
Mobilization of Land Forces by the Mili
tary Chiefs of Both Armies Indicates That
Both Russia and Japan Are Eager for
the FrayLocation of the Opposing
Armies as Indicated in Late Cablegrams.
iD0K Feb, IS. Korea and Manchuria, will be the theaters of one of the
j; tattles of modern times within the next week or ten days. This state
itiMd upon cablegrams coming- from Tokio, Shanghai and other points
riafd in the far East, all of which tell of the great activity manl
jytcth the Japanese and Russians in mobilizing their armies,
rfcj the paBt few days Japan has landed great armies of soldiers' at
'tfolnw on the Yalu river. At Yongampho. south of Wiju, the latter
&j across the river from Dalny, where the Russians have a strong out
C it reported the Japs have assembled fully 15,000 men, Including
raiments of cavalry. Another detachment of the Mlkado'3 warriora
rfrf to have been disembarked to the north of Dalny and on the line of
iy-SilKrIa.n railroad. These, with the troops said to' be to the north of
:i forces at other points In proximity, it is believed are lined up with a
!ito:rolng Dalny and then descending upon the Russian stronghold at
Is the movements of the Russian land forces great secrecy Is main
tat the abEcnce of news by no means indicates that the Czar's generals
. What dispatches that have come through within the past few days
iiRusiia is equally as alert in mobilising its army. Viceroy Alexieff, it
ltd, has established a land base at Harbin and military operations in
i Hanchoo and Korea will be directed from that point,
grains received late today say that Russian troops have crossed the
A are moving south with the object of seizing Ping Yang. Also that
pUus are assembling in force on the north side of the Yalu, but they
ittimiitcd to cross the river or move further south.
a thousand Russian troops are said to have arrived at Shin Tieng
efposite Vlju, on the Yalu river and that the Russians have occupied
vlt. They have 2000 troops at "Wiju, and the first collision is expected
t't In that vicinity.
atch yesterday saying that the Russians had occupied New Chwang,
ttiing confirmation, la believed to be correct.
it battle that Is forecasted by the movement of troops It Is not im
If that the warships of both nations will take a hand. XIilitary and
starts here take this view of It and explain that there Is plenty of sea
s tie vicinity of the points where a big engagement must of necessity
ijHtajoa for Hurry in Answer-
leg Secretary Hay's
B KTER-iBlRG. I-b. IS.-Th infor
'witJlntd In press dispatches
Rwiiogton that Secretary Hay hail
J1 the negotiations in connection
tc t-i the iKm-ers on the sub-
fcitjiitj- of China lo be closed
"illlns Russia's formal ro
Mw a surprise lo official elr-
of the Foreign ofllcc. with
Rjnw-sentatlve Qf the Associated
pn this matter, appeared to
.Eir.plujjtjl at this conclusion to
K pro M.sitln. but he dls-
P.? '"' It haa not changed the
Ul :cS"lT'rep "ot to await ltus
Eim ?.!1.1, nwover. offend Rus
pilMllll and tc-nd still further
iftriainV. inK UIr0iltl" existing
ft,lnrlirs' th:'1 lh United
't ricnJIy to Russia.
?wni(cHon there is no doubt tbo
Wrr r wnicwluu oinbnrrnssed
u J1 l'"" Stales to In
tyfow., fhe J'orlK of Manchu
tew L , Tl5 Government does
te"t,M,i,I4'lcc'1 1:1 'he poBltion of
yL" row under mltltiirv eon
'tf ih posl'e v'"nud be within tho
(Jjl i, R.ai' operations. Further-
Wm7, , t0"t"t comprehend
jWSton should press this mntU-r
iil,ic.,,)th0r powers Is secU
h v?e,(,,?le advantage of the
i horded by the Japanese
c "ncoma Port Dalnv. to
kukL,nan. Aniprican commercial
. .n.'p.'J,,:,ot1' tllc situation l
. 1101 impossible that
Vn lh,or!llc" wl oon request
'tJictiMin p,y ,t0 Pocrelnry Hay's
Kf'IV roady ;4nd will be haud-
tHrtw?0,rr?,vv' wlU be along
nuiy lndlcntwl n tluw dls-
tl'- eirclei; lu-ro Secretary
u C(!n'r'vd a (w stroko of
Ki "mi n bt-"r-ved thai the note
trHr.V. .lut'.Ecncral acfiuiescenco
'e7l. m evolved
i te1, TCur,ino- tl,e r-
iJ'nbnor at St. Petere
!tnt m for Stockholm to
W . cr'ntlals. but will
r'arlnr .imniC(1Iulel' ff Tokio,
I c the present crisis, he will
not as adviser to the Foreign Minister.
In the course of an interview on the
far Knatern situation M. Kurlno said
Japan, having gone to war with Russia
for the defense of sovereignty of tho
Korean and Chinese- Empire?, would re
ligiously respect that sovereignly if she
were, victorious. He added:
"Wc- pledge ourselves to the mainte
nance of th? open door wherever the for
tunes of war t.-lothe uh with ascendency
in the far Kast. I find commercial Ger
many exploiting the bugbear that if we
humble Russia we shall proceed to slam
the open door In the face of Europe and
holat the banner of Asia for the Asiatics.
Japan hay no such Intention.
"It is fundamentally opposed to our
national ambition to rank ns a world
power in the general sense of the term.
The idea that Japan plans the organiza
tion of the yellow race for the purpose of
crushing white power In Asia Is a ridi
culous -fantasy. Whoever permits him
self to be frightened by the 'yellow peril'
is Ignorant of the- gulf separating the
i Japanese and. the Chinese- people?.
"China, indeed, regards the Japanese
as traditional enemies and the attitude
.of China at this hour most disturbs Ja
pan. T fear China will find It difilcult
I 10 maintain international order In the
neighborhood of the lighting :-.one "
M. Kurlno added that Japanese
finances w-ere never in a better condition
(Continued on Page
I bay r3&
Theater Where Greatest Uattlo of
Modern Times "Will Bo Fought.
Belief Becoming- General - in Europe
That Port Arthur Will-Be
L.OKDOX, Feb. 13. It is now believed
both in London and on tlu Continent that
Viceroy Alexieff has decided, to fall back
upon Harbin, practically abandoning Port
Arthur, Vladivostok and tho whole of
southern Manchuria to the Japanese, and
that ho Is perhaps hoping that the reduc
tion of Port Arthur and Vladivostok will
occupy the onomy while he is concentrat
ing his forces at Harbin.
The papers this morning comment upon
the activity which is seen at Woolwich and
elsewhere in retinitis the navy in prepa
ration for any morgency. It Is admitted
that the manufacturers of tlxed ammuni
tion have bci-n working night shlfte since
Christmas, and that all tho surplus obso
lete war matorial on vessels at home and
abroad Is being replaced as rapidly :ih
possible Especial Interest attaches to the
equipment of sixty battleships with tin-lu-w
twidve-lnch wire sieel guns, 45i of
which were ordered by the Admiralty four
vears ago at an expense of iJ2,SWJ,000.
Thi'rie arc said to be the most modern and
powerful guns Jn existeuco in any navy,
and they are capable of throwing an
aimed shot accurately a distance of 10,000
Similar reports of military activity am
received from other countries. For In
stance, even Spain is preparing for pos
sibilities. The Spanish Minister of War
Informed a newspaper man yesterday that
he was mobilizing all ihc mllllarv force!!
at Ills disposal, and said:
"Although the Russo-Jajiancso dlnputo
does not concern uh, wo must be prepared
for all eventualities. Patroltlsm, however,
demands that wo keep silent regarding
the points Spain must fortify."
A mllltniy correspondent of the Times
asks whether tho UusHlnn proclamation
portends a repetition of Russia's policy
of ISli and the waging of a war of nx
haustlon. Hn thlnkB this proclanatlon
can htixe no other meaning, unless li was
concocted dolibcrately for deception or
written with tho knowledge that the Man
churlan railroad la wrecked already."
f SAX FRANCISCO, Feb. iS.-Iap- 4
f ancDo newspapers which havo 4--
Just rcaohed this city publish an ac-f-
count of tho arrest in Yokohntna of -f
4- Tokahal Monsaku, an Interpreter 4-4-
to tho Russian Imperial attache. It 4-4-
Is reported that tills man ha-n been 4--
hi receipt of very high rewards for 4--
collecting and supplying lnform:i- 4--
tlon about Jnpaneso fortresses atid 4
4 military and naval affairs In gen- 4--
oral. 4-4-
One Tokio journal puts his proper- 4-I-
ty at a million yen, and says that 4-4-
ho would have effected his retreat 4-4-
to Russia long ago had ho not boon 4--
asked by his employers to remain 4-4-
a little longer. Tho pollco are said 4--
to havo been on Tnkahsl's track 4-4-
for a considerable time, and his 4-4-
treacherous doings wero known In 4-4-
Yokosako- But tho difficulty was 4-4-
lo lay hands on proof and that has 4-4-
only Just been accomplished. 4-
4-4-4-4- 4-4-4-4- 4-4-4-4- 4-
Ruler of Russian Porces Makes Offi
cial Report of Battle at
Port Arthur. . 1
4-4-4-4-4- 4-4-4-4-4-4-4:4--r'4-'"-f
4- LONDON, Feb. 18. The Japanese 4-4-
Legation hero received an official 4-4-
dispatch from Tokio tonight say- 4-4-
ing it was not true that any Japa- 4-4-
nese vessels had been destroyed so 4-4-
far In any of the various naval en- -f
4- gagements, and that all necessary 4-4-
repairs had already been made. 4-4-
The Japancre licet remains Intact. 4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-
4-4 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4-
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 18. A long
olllclal dispatch from Viceroy Alexieff
repounting the details of the light of
February Dili at Port Arthur was given
out today. It enumerates tho Russian
casualties and says it is known that
a number of Japanese ships suffered
severely, which accounts for their not
followlnc up the attack.
The viceroy's dispatch is dated
February ISth and says:
"After the night torpedo attack the
Japanese fleet, consisting of sixteen
warships, appeared at 10 o'clock in the
morning off Port Arthur. Its appear
ance was noted by the coast signal stu
tlon, as well as by the ships of our
squadron, which lay in the outer road
stead fully prepared for battle.
"Our squadron consisted of five bat
tleships, live first and second-class
.cruisers ami fifteen torpedo boats,
under the command of Vice Admiral
SU rk and Rear Admiral Ukhatomskl.
The coiii t batteries immediately pre
pared to receive the enemy. Our
squadron weighed anchor in order to
give battle and upon the first Phot be
ing fired by the enemy the fleet and
batteries replied simultaneously with
a lively cannonade. The most exposed
to tho enemy's fire were the ships of
lh3 .squadron, battery No. 15, on Elec
riii Cllft. and battery No. 13, on Golden
Hill. Other coast batteries, principally
Nos. 17 and IS, were also under lire.
"The following vessels' took part in
the battle- Front line, battleships
Petrop.'i,rivsk. Zeynstopol. Poltava,
Peresviet Tobieda; first-class cruisers,
Payan. Diana and Askold; second-class
crutseis, Boyarin and Novlk. The
batlloFhipa Czarevitch and Retvlaan
and the cruiser Pallada. which lay at
anchor, l aving been damaged In the
torpedo attack of the night before, llke-
(Contlnucd on Pago 10.)
4 4
4 SALONICA, Macedonia, Fob. IS. 4
4- Tho Albanians, who wero besieging 4-4-
Shcmahl Pasha, who, with 00 4
4- troops and thrco guns, was yester- 4
4 day reported to bo boslogcd by CO.- 4-4-
0CO Albanians at Babajhosl, havo 4-4-
boen routed, losing S0O men killed 4
4- and wounded. Tho Turkish losses 4-4-
aro said to bo heavy. 4-4-
Flvo additional battalions of 4-4-
troops havo been ordored, to Vcrlsh- 4-4-
ovlch. 4
4- ROME, Feb. IS. Tho situation in 4
4 the Balkans, especially slnco the rc- 4
4 volt of tho Albanians in the district 4-4-
tiict of Diokova, province of Ipck, 4-4-
is considered here to bo serious. 4
4 It Is declared that Austria has 4
4 30,000 mon ready to Invade Albania, 4
4- but If sUch a move wero inado Italy 4
4- would consider it as disturbing tho 4
4- balance of power on tho Adriatic 4-4-
and mo9t detrimental to her Inter- 4
4 csts there. 4
Senator Heybum Will Tell Congress
About It Of Interest to
, the West, jtm
(By A. F. Philips.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. Senator
Heyburn held a conferenco this morning
With Gen. Chaffee in referenco to the
location of a site for the national en
campment of the regular army Rnd
militia In the Northwest. The War
department has recommended to Con
gress an appropriation of $2,000,000 for
the purchase of. four sites in the United.
States, one lo be located on tho Atlantic
coast, two In the Interior and one on
the Pacific coast. J I appears probable
that the one on the Pacific will be In
Southern California.
Senator Heyburn has offered an
amendment to military appropriation
bill providing for a fifth site in North
ern Idaho near Coeur D'Aleno city and
appropriating: $500,000 therefor. This
site Is recommended by Gen. Randall.
Senator Heyburn also had a confer
ence -with the commissioner of the
general land office In reference to sur
veys In Idaho and will endeavor to .se
cure n larger proportion of the general
fund for surveys. He has asked that
early action be taken on the, applica
tion of settlers for surveys in the State
without delay in order that contracts
may be made prior to closing the pres
ent fiscal year for work to be done dur
ing the coming summer and fall.
In an Interview with Senator Dubois
today the Senator said: "The fort at
Boise is to be enlarged and it is under
stood this means the abandonment of
the military post at Walla Walla. The
policy is to do away with smaller forts
and concentrate the soldiers at fewer
points. Fort Sherman, In Idaho, was
abandoned because of the establish
ment of a larger fort at Spokane.
Willie I myself would not think of In
troducing, a bill for the establishment
of a branch of the Soldiers' Home at
Walla Walla, I would gladly co-operate
with the Washington Senators If they
desire to make use of the Government
reserve nt Walla Walla for this pur
pose when it Is abandoned for military
Senator Kearns has obtained an In
crease In clerk hire for the Eureka.
Utah, postolllce. He has alaa prepared
these bills for introduction in the Sen
ate: Granting an increase of pension
to $20 per month to James L. Porter,
to Hlal E. Wyatt and to Aaron S. Post.
Senator Smoot will Introduce a bill In j
the Sepaie to extend the time when
the Shoshone Indians in Box Elder
county may dispose of their lands.
Twenty years ago next May the Sho
shones in the county named were given
lands, but under the act were not per
mitted to dispose of the property until
twenty years' later, or until May SI,
VJ0A. The red men arc not yet ready to
sell and have appealed to Senator
Smoot for aid. It was thought the
Interior department could extend tho
time, but It is discovered that legisla
tion is nebessary, hence the measure
proposed by Senator Smoot. !
Leslie M. Davis, Grangeville. Ida.,
appointee of Senator Dubois to the Na
val academy, called on the' Senator this
morning. He Is en route to Annapolis,
where he goes lo enter the preparatory
Nomination of Stephen W. Ross lo
be postmaster at Lehl was sent to the
Senate today by the President.
Congressman Howell will tomorrow
in the House introduce resolutions
adopted by the Grand Army posts of
Salt Lake City and Ogden urging the
passage of the service pension bill.
Gus Spongbcrg. formerly of Paris,
Idaho, but for the past three years a
iesldent of Valdez, Alaska, has, upon
recommendation of Senator Heyburn,
been nominated postmaster at Valdez.
C. T. Mason of Salmon City, Ida.,
is here lo press the matter upon tho
Seoivtnry of the Interior of withdrawing
certain lands from the extension of
th; iJltter 'Root forest reserve.
Sadly Impressive Scenes Attend Arrival of the Body of
the Late Senator Hanna at ClevelandRemains in
a Flower Garlanded Casket Viewed by Thousands. jij
CLEVELAND. 0., Feb. IS. The i
mortal remains of Senator Marcus A.
Hanna now He in state upon a shrouded
catafalque In the ' auditorium of the
chamber of commerce, where they were
taken Immediately upon their arrival
here from Washington today. The cata
falque is surrounded by a veritable
garden of flowers and guarded: by
a detail of soldiers from the State
militia. From 1:30 o'clock this after
noon to 9:30 o'clock tonight fully 30,000
people passed the flower-covered casket
and took a last look upon the features
of the dead statesman.
With snow blowing Into their faces
fiercely and a cold wind chilling them
through thousands upon thousands of
people atood for hours In a double line
stretching for more than five squares,
waiting for un opportunity to pass in
to the building where lay the remains.
Although the crowd) was passing Into
the auditorium at the rate of more than
sixty a minute the line grew rapidly,
and when at 9.30 o'clock the doors were
closed for the night there were still
several thousand persons who had
waited patiently but were compelled to
return home disappointed.
The funeral train bearing the bodj
of the dead Senator and the members
of his family arrived- In Cleveland dur
ing the driving storm. A large crowd
had assembled about the Pennsylvania's
Euclid avenuo station, notwithstanding
Hie fact that- the irain . arrived more
than a half hour earlier than had been
generally expected. For a square In all
directions from the corner of Euclid
avenue mid Wilson avenue, where the
station la located, there was a mass of
humanity. The peoplo stood patiently,
not complaining of the cold, and gave
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4' 4 4 44 44 4 4
4- WASHINGTON. Feb. 13. Ah a
4- mark of respect to tho memory of 4-
4- the lato Marcus A. llannn. Senator 4
4 from the State of Ohio, tho Presl- 4-
4- dent has directed that all Federal
4- offices In Ohio be closed during the 4
4 hours of the funeral today, Friday, 4-
4- the 10th Instant. 4
44444444444444" 4
the police little trouble. The station j
grounds wero surrounded by a triple-
cordon of police, and none save- those I
entitled to be there were allowed to t
enter either the grounds or the station. '
At Salem members of Gov. Herrick'u j
staff joined the funeral party, of which
the Governor had been a member from i ,
Washington. "When the members of his ( ,
staff had Joined him at Salem, netr tin- i
State line, Gov. Herrick, In the name of J j
the commonwealth, extended' to the be- j
reaved family the condolcncei of all
When the tralrt came to a stop, the j
first person to leave It was Gov. Her-
rick, who was followed by IiIb staff
The chamber of commerce committee ,
soon alighted, followed by tho members i
of the funeral party. The family and I
Immediate friends who occupied the
private car were the last to leave the )
The casket, completely covered with
flowers, was taken from the ear, '
through the station and deposited, in tin- 1
funeral car. Troop A, which will act
as escort tomorrow, was at the station !
when the train arrlvedv When the 1
-casket -had' been, "placed In the' funeral
car and the members oC the committee '
and friends had been assigned car-
rlages tho cortege, headed1 by a platoon
of police and followed, by troop A on '
black horses, moved to the chamber of j i
(Continued on Page 10.) , j
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! pxll GUNS IN HOUSE j I
WASHINGTON, Feb. IS. When the
Senate met today Mr. Hoar made re
quest for an extension of the time un
til Monday of tho motion to reconsider
votes which had been cast last Mon
day and no objection being made the
order was entered. j
The order Is in the interest of the
bill to pay $150,000 to ex-Queen Lllluko
lanl, which it is understood is to be
reopened by a motion to reconsider.
The Senate then adopted without ob
jection a resolution offered by Mr. Mor
gan calling upon the President to sup
plv such information U.& he may have
relative "to the present state of the
organization of the Government of
Panama, a copy of the constitution of
the said republic and to Inform the
Senate as to any ordinance or any
other nroccedliigs of the constitutional
convention recently In session in Pan
ama relutlng to tho Hay-Varllla
Mr. Spooner then spoke on the
Isthmian canal question. He defended
the President against attacks upon his
course In connection with the rebellion
In Panama and said that the criticism
of the present executive Is not severer
than that of his predecessors and pre
dicted that ho would be fully vindi
cated by history as his predecessors
had been.
Mr. Spooner also discussed the rcla-
(Contlnucd on Pago 10. Column -1.)
House today passed the fortification ap ' H
proprlation bill. The Philippine que- H
tlon was tho subject of a brief but H
spirited- discussion while the bill v. a H
under consideration.
An item In tho bill provided for forti- 1 H
fications- in the Insular possessions. Mr H
'smith (Dem. Ky.) proposed an amend- ,IH
! ment to preclude thc use of any part
of the appropriations for fortifications
j In the Philippines, holding that an tx- I'll
pendlture of tire sum necessary proper- twl
i ly lo fortify the Islands was not war- ;H
ranted until the future of the achlpekto
shall have been determined. A party jH
alignment on the proposition Irann -diately
followed. Mr. Williams (Mia . jH
the minority leader, taking up thi ill
fight for the amendment. By a JIH
Mtrict party vote of SO to 32 the Smlh IH
amendment was lost The general dt- ,H
bate on the bill developed into a po- 1
litlcal discussion. !
Mr. Llttauer, in explaining the pro- ,
vision of the bill, spoke of the chanr ,
that had taken place In the character
nt armor and armament since the coa. t
fortifications was Inaugurated, adding i 1
that the tendency Is toward the mod
ern rapid fire guns on disappearing
carriage.". When the system of coast
fortifications now under way is com-"
pleted at a cost of $1-50.000,000, said Mr. 11
(Continued on Page 10, Column 5.) fl
mains of Senator Hanna arrive at Cleve
land, where they aro viewed by thousands.
All Federal offices In Ohio to be closed
during the hours of Senator Uanna's fu
nvriil New York widow causes tho ar
rest of man who killed her husband....
Bullets introduced in evidence In Dewey
trial nt Norton, Kan.. . .Litigation bciwoon
Montana monoy kings transferred to New
York courts Negotiations for settlement
of differences between tho Pennsylvania
railway and Gould Interests are broken
off.... Sonata calls upon tho President for
information regarding Panama. ...Fortifi
cations appropriation 1)111 called up in tho
House.... Traffic tied up in Kentucky by
storm of slccl.
FOREIGN. Russian and .Tapaneso
forces gathering on banks of the Yalu
river preparatory to a groat battle
Czar issues a proclamation explaining tho
attitude of Russia-.. .Volunteers called for
tho Russian army.. ..Albanians routed
with heavy loss by tho Turks.
and Ico gorges In Wolsor river play havoc
with IdaJio railroads:.. .Clarence Saun
ders accidentally shot at Wclscr, Ida.,
whllo fooling with a revolver.. .Farmcri1,
Institute at Nnmpa, Ida., closes after a
successful session Pocalollo Judge re-
fuses a writ of habeas corpus In c&ntampl ,
casc.-.Lowis Gans of Helena, MonU
leaves a fortune to charity.. ..Wyoming
antl-gambllng law sustained by Supreme jH
CITY. Theodoro Druback breaks his
neck by a fall in a mluo in Park City. t
Mayor Morris refuses to sign tho pay
rolls of clly employees..., Orpheus chib .
scores a groat nuccess la concert.. ..Fish I
prices expected to go soaring Plans for jH
educational work of tho Y. M. C. A C
M. Jackson is dumped by tho Board of IH
Health.. ..Supremo court refuses Botha's "
appeal for a now trial and he will bo shot.
....Mayor Morris orders Chief Lynch to
aba to tho smoko nuisance. ...Sheriff Wll
cox brings four prisoners from Carbon,
county to tho ponltentlary... Delightful! J ,'11
cvonlng of song given under tho direction
of Mrs. A. D. Mclvln.... Mayor Morris to !
bo deprived of his clerk.. ..Real estate '
transfers. $7702.. ..Bank clearings, j
....Yesterday's stock sales, 15.S03 shares.
for $0105.50... .Oro and bullion uottlomenU
during the day, $S5,S00, 1 !

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